I have some questions, not sure if this is the correct forum, but I'll give it a try...
Im male, 36, WAS 398lb (now 367 and losing).
Was diagnosed as being Diabetic about 4 weeks ago. Blood sugar was running really high at times, but doctor wanted to try controlling it with diet/exercise.
Have been very successful in controlling with diet, glucose runs from 70 - 120 or so (depending on if I have eaten). Went back to the doctor last week, because since I had drastically changed my eating and losing weight, I felt off-balance all the time. Almost dizzy, but more off-balance. Anyway, wanted them to see if I had thrown my blood chemistry off by drastically reducing my intake to 1000 calories per day and usually less.
Got a call on Monday. My Liver Enzymes were high. ALT was 116, normal should be 17-63. GGT was 63, normal should be 7-50. Had an Abdominal Ultrasound done today, will know the results in a day or two.
This scared the crap out of me! I have been reading that diabetes can cause elevated enzyme levels. Also MANY other things, including the gall bladder (which Ive had small issues with sometimes) or fatty liver. And yes, I've always liked my beer, but dont yell too much.
I have purchased Milk Thistle after reading of many people who have taken this and successfully lowered their enzyme levels to normal if there were problems.
Do many diabetics have elevated Liver Enzymes??? Any other stories???